The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 16 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Python 12 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.33% 7.38% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.39% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £405 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -26.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
69 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 47.92% 36.89% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 15 19
Average daily rate £399 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Cheltenham region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 34 (97.14%) Security Cleared
2 32 (91.43%) DV Cleared
3 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (82.86%) Perl
5 24 (68.57%) Java
6 23 (65.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 23 (65.71%) OO
6 23 (65.71%) ClearCase
6 23 (65.71%) Subversion
6 23 (65.71%) Ruby
6 23 (65.71%) Bash Shell
7 19 (54.29%) UNIX
8 17 (48.57%) Release Management
9 16 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (45.71%) C++
10 14 (40.00%) Ant
10 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
10 14 (40.00%) Maven
10 14 (40.00%) Apache Ivy
11 13 (37.14%) Lua
11 13 (37.14%) PHP
11 13 (37.14%) Scrum
12 12 (34.29%) OOD
13 10 (28.57%) SDH
13 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
13 10 (28.57%) STL
13 10 (28.57%) 2G
13 10 (28.57%) 2.5G
13 10 (28.57%) Client/Server
13 10 (28.57%) Sun

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) ArcGIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) 3G
1 10 (28.57%) 2G
1 10 (28.57%) 2.5G
1 10 (28.57%) Wireshark
1 10 (28.57%) SDH
1 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 9 (25.71%) 4G
3 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (65.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 23 (65.71%) ClearCase
1 23 (65.71%) Subversion
2 14 (40.00%) Maven
2 14 (40.00%) Ant
2 14 (40.00%) Apache Ivy
3 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 6 (17.14%) Rational Functional Tester
4 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Developer
2 17 (48.57%) Java Developer
3 10 (28.57%) C++ Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (17.14%) Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Python Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Python Developer
9 1 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) GIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) STL
2 7 (20.00%) J2EE
3 4 (11.43%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 10 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) UNIX
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (65.71%) OO
3 17 (48.57%) Release Management
4 16 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (37.14%) Scrum
6 12 (34.29%) OOD
7 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (20.00%) User Stories
8 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Test Management
9 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
10 1 (2.86%) TDD
10 1 (2.86%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Manual Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (82.86%) Perl
2 24 (68.57%) Java
3 23 (65.71%) Ruby
3 23 (65.71%) Bash Shell
4 16 (45.71%) C++
5 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 13 (37.14%) PHP
6 13 (37.14%) Lua
Qualifications
1 34 (97.14%) Security Cleared
2 32 (91.43%) DV Cleared
3 10 (28.57%) Sun Certification
4 7 (20.00%) OCPJP
5 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
5 4 (11.43%) ISEB
6 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Sun